Mother and daughter creating art

Kohl’s Family Sundays: Día de los Muertos

Celebrate Día de los Muertos with Midwest artists and the Milwaukee Art Museum in this special online version of our popular family event: Kohl’s Family Sundays. Learn about the tradition of Day of the Dead, and make art inspired by this important day. Visit artists’ studios and learn about what they create. Enjoy music from Latino Arts Mariachi Juvenil, view an exhibition by Academia de Lenguaje y Bellas Artes (ALBA) School, and more. We want to see what YOU make! Share your Family Sundays–inspired art with us on social media by using #MAMStudioAtHome.

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Make Art

Join artists and educators for Day of the Dead activities you can do at home.

The elements of a Day of the Dead Ofrenda

Day of the Dead Zine

Color a zine illustrated by Debbie Sajnani, along with the artist!

Materials: zine (download below), colorful drawing materials

Papier-Mâché Calavera

Sculpt a calavera with Ricardo X. Serment.

Materials: strips of copy paper; disposable cup; Elmer’s art paste; masking tape; black permanent marker; colorful markers; recycled paper; optional: aluminum foil, hot glue gun, paint, and brushes

Tissue Paper Flowers

Learn how to make paper flowers with Nicole Acosta.

Materials: tissue paper, green pipe cleaners, scissors, optional: glitter and glue


Latino Arts Mariachi Juvenil performs songs “La Llorona” and “La Culebra” under the Burke Brise Soleil, or “wings,” at the Museum.

Guest Artists

Meet artists at home, in their studios, and in a gallery. See what they make, and hear about what inspires them.

José Chavez

Milwaukee artist José Chavez demonstrates from his kitchen how to make sugar skulls for Day of the Dead, using clay molds from Mexico.

Ricardo X. Serment

Chicago-based creator Ricardo X. Serment brings us into his art studio and walks through the process of making a print, from inking the block to running it through an etching press.

Rebecca Nava Soto

Rebecca Nava Soto gives a tour of her installation “The Edge Project,” at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. Look at art made of wood shavings, paper, video projection, and more.

Youth Voices

Student artists from ALBA Elementary School share their creations inspired by Day of the Dead.

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